The first “Friend of the Fair” for 2015 was Mary Dlouhy. Mary has been on the Youth Programs Committee, a 4-H Leader for the Dandy Doers, 4-H Youth Council Adviser for over 20 years. She has seen generations of families come through the 4-H program. She is the first voice you hear when you call the Linn County Extension office. Her voice always has a “smile” when she answers. She has been through a lot of changes throughout her years at the extension office, we appreciate her help through all the transitions we have encountered. She is one of a kind and we greatly appreciate all her work she has done for all of Linn County’s youth and families in the 4-H programs. Mary has 2 daughters, Tiffany and Teal. Tiffany of Alburnett. Teal and daughter Tylee of Las Vegas.
The second “Friend of the Fair” Award went to Cathleen Shaffer & her late husband Richard. They have donated their time building flower planter boxes, planted numerous flowers around the fairgrounds for many years. Cathleen also donated the queen and princess bouquets & all the candidates corsages since 1995-2014. She would always make sure the corsages looked as beautiful as the girls themselves. Cathleen truly enjoyed the fair and all it had to offer. We are truly fortunate to have had Cathleen & Richard as part of the fair’s history. We thank them for all their service they have provided to the fair.